February 26, 2012 Subject:
Fast And Furious
This little "B" Crime Drama from Warner Bros. 1st National Unit is so fast and so slick that the holes in the story aren't evident until the film is over. Regis Toomey heads a great cast of mostly soon to be famous actors of one kind or another. All are very good with what they have to do. Charles Drake much later a star at Universal, and William Hopper (aka Paul Drake on Perry Mason), who's killed off in the first minute make impressions as well. Adele Longmire is not so good as the nurse in her first and only screen appearance for nearly ten years. Ben Weldon's comedy bits were just too over the top and heavy handed for my taste. The ending is a classic Warner Bros. shoot-out in the hands of the very capable D. Ross Lederman,ends the picture on a very satisfying note. Don't think to hard about this one, just go along and enjoy.
The film has a good plot and everything. I never knew that Warner Bros. had a gangster film that is here in public domain. Everything was good. except for the video quality. I downloaded the mpeg2 file because it has 720x480 and I expected that it was very clear but it turns out to be worst. I hope that the uploader or someone will upload a better quality of this.